Hello! Thanks for stopping by ♥
I’m Anne-Louise, the designer-maker behind Dana Jewellery, a brand defined by the creative use of your old unwanted vinyl records, since 2010.
I am based in the beautiful south west of Ireland, just outside a colorful little village called Sneem. I design and handcraft all jewellery from my home studio. Orders are shipped from Ireland but hey don’t let that put you off as my main market is the USA & beyond and know that orders ship the next day. Just thought I’d let you know. (Learn more about shipping here)
“How did you get this idea?!” is a question I get asked all the time. I wrote a blog post about it here if you are interested in how this groovy journey all started. To sum it up in a few words, the idea came after visiting a recycling center while on an epic solo road trip in New Zealand in 2009-2010. Mmm … intrigued now?
Most of my
production is made using records that probably wouldn’t make it to your precious vinyl collection and that would likely end their life cycle in the trash so please don’t get upset with me. Most records either come from charity shops or are given to me. *Pssst, did you know that vinyl records cannot be recycled, unless they are in perfectly perfect condition and only then can they be pressed again into new records?
In the studio, these scratched or simply not very good records completely change purpose and become a material that I transform into unique, often one of a kind, groovy –literally- adornments. Turning old unwanted unrecyclable material into something new and exciting is very satisfying. It feels good to be using "what is" instead of some new material.
I have been selling my original handcrafted vinyl record jewelry online since 2011. My pieces have found new homes in all corners of the world. Feel free to take a look at my two 5 star rated Etsy shops here: Creations Dana and Dana Jewellery, which feature my 2 main collections.
Let's get social, I love hearing from you:
• I N S T A G R A M: @creationsdanajewellery
• F A C E B O O K: @creationsdanajewellery
• B L O G: Behind The Record
• P I N T E R E S T: http://www.pinterest.com/creationsdana